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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: May 2, 2007 5:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best ever New Potato Caboose (redux)

Thanks Lou!

Its really fun listening to all the versions, they differ quite a bit!

I dont know what it is about New Potato, but damn if it doesnt get Cliff all charged up! Pity it didnt stick around longer!

Cliff cant think of a single negative thing to say about 2/14/68. Every note of the show is incredible.

A couple months back you mentioned the version from #6 of the download series (Carousel Ballroom 3/17/68), the entire show smokes and the sound quality is unsurpassed!

Naturally Two from the Vault deserves mention (Shrine 8/24/68), but there are a few versions Cliff digs just a little better:

1) 3/29/68 - Jer is on fire, the blistering leads are truly amazing. This is quintessential Dead!

http://www.archive.org/details/gd68-03-29.aud.vernon.9473.sbeok.shnf


2) 8/22/68 - High energy, Viola Lee type New Potato!

http://www.archive.org/details/gd68-08-22.sbd.cotsman.14915.sbeok.shnf


3) 8/23/68 - Brooding, Dylanesque New Potato!

http://www.archive.org/details/gd68-08-23.sbd.sacks.52.sbefail.shnf


Honorable Mention) 1/24/69 - Extremely well jammed!

http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-01-24.sbd.kaplan.7922.sbeok.shnf

Then there are the "Thirteen Jams", which I believe you did not find as inspiring?

http://www.archive.org/details/gd68-xx-xx.sbd.vernon.9426.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: May 2, 2007 6:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best ever New Potato Caboose (redux)

I 100% agree with you on 8-22-68 and 1-24-69, including your putting 8-22-68 a shade ahead of 1-24-69.

I was on the verge of gushing about 8-22 in my original post, but I hadn't made listening notes on it, so I didn't have anything intelligent to say about it, other than remembering it was really good. Will have to go back to it.

I didn't take the time before my post, because I wanted to waste no time in dangling an NPC topic in front of you, thinking like so many others that your silence at the time was a product of your disgust with the 2-lame forum nonsense rather than of your having an expensive and powdery life outside this forum.

As to 8-23-68, I believe that NPC is part of the filler attributed to 8-29-68. On listening to NPC's in bulk, I discovered that I had the same version (end of St Stephen > jam, TOO > NPC > Alligator > Caution) also on disc 1 of the 1968 mystery tapes, and on a disc attributed only to 5-68. Given the presence of the (annoying) thirteen jam, I'd date it to August. Anyway, I gave the version an A- only because (IIRC) Phil is buried so far down in the mix that it's a pain to follow what he's doing.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: May 2, 2007 7:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best ever New Potato Caboose (redux)

8/29/68? Avalon?

Interesting Lou, Cliff is not familiar with that show?

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: May 2, 2007 8:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best ever New Potato Caboose (redux)

Matrix (they say). Info on LMA 8-23-68 here, incl supposed 8-29 tracks:

http://db.etree.org/shninfo_detail.php?shnid=52